A Beautiful Darling

A Beautiful Darling

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Special moments from Madi + Colby's wedding day, courtesy of Jessica Lapp Photography. ❤️📸 Which one is your favorite? (We're obsessed with them ALL! ✨) ⁠⁠
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Day-of Coordinator: Sarah Brown of Waverly Estate⁠⁠
Hair & Makeup: A Beautiful Darling
Wedding Dress: Church Street Bridal
Suits: Men's Wearhouse
Bridesmaids' Dresses: AZAZIE
Florals: Selah Ray Florals
Your love sure is sweet! 🍬 ⁠⁠
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Reminiscing on Madi + Colby's beautiful wedding ceremony in our historic chapel, followed by their dance-filled reception in our greenhouse-inspired event building. 🌿 Cheers to this Mr. & Mrs. 🥂⁠⁠
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Day-of Coordinator: Sarah Brown (Waverly Estate)⁠
Cake + Sweets: Melanie Stoltzfus (Bride’s Mother!)⁠
Hair + Makeup: A Beautiful Darling
Photography: Jessica Lapp Photography
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Which is your favorite? I think that first striking portrait on film is mine. 😍 (Thanks The FIND Lab!)

So excited to share part two of this vintage wedding we styled a few weeks ago. A fun creativity outlet for the slow season.
I’m absolutely obsessed with these photos...Kerrie’s fur from her Grandmother in Poland and the 1940 Studebaker we got to shoot with....and how film is the perfect medium for this era 🤓
You can go see the full post on the blog! https://jessicalappphotography.com/a-vintage-wedding-styled-shoot-part-2/

Florals: Fleuressence
Makeup: Ashley Ancheta
Hair: A Beautiful Darling
I’ve had a love for old things for as long as I can remember. I’m fascinated by history (especially family history) and am very sentimental 🙈
It seems like the world is getting more crazy by the second and I often just wish that I could step back into another era. I tell myself that there were always scary things in the world and that I should live fully in the present and not wish for the past. But sometimes I can’t help it....and I dream of simpler times. This styled shoot was my fun winter project, to celebrate the “old days.” And my adorable friend Kerrie lives in the wrong era don’t you think?? I love the vintage feel of it.

And of course I had to shoot some film so I’ll share more when I get that back 😁
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Hair: A Beautiful Darling
Makeup: @ashleyancheta
Florals: Fleuressence
Dress: BHLDN
Two years ago I planned my first styled shoot. I was new to Virginia and I didn’t have a a clue what I was doing. I remember typing into Google, “how to plan a styled shoot.” 😆

My cousin Hadassah with @thistledoflowerco came all the way from PA to do the design and florals. I asked some friends to model for me and got a dress from Lulus for next to nothing 🙌🏻

We loaded my mother in law’s dining room set and fancy china onto a truck and drove it down to their pasture, where the light was good (she was probably cringing a little 😂). Several other talented vendors, some of which I had never met, took a chance on me and contributed and Hadassah foraged for redbud blossoms along the road and made the everything look stunning.

And the first publication I submitted it to, published it PRINT!! I was ecstatic!

Don’t get me wrong, since then I’ve been turned down by multiple publications. I’ve also had my work published multiple times. But I think that boost of confidence in the beginning, knowing that my work was GOOD ENOUGH to be published, helped me to continue to try new things and get out of my comfort zone.

Success, and failure, is all part of the growing process ❤️

Design/florals: @thistledoflowerco
Hair/makeup: A Beautiful Darling
Stationary: Carly Reed Designs
Cake: Kraken Cakes
Bridal Bouquet: Rochette's Florist LLC
Dress: Lulus
Rob & Emily's sweet backyard wedding is on the blog!! 😍

SO MANY sentimental and emotional details were put into this day....these families have a strong, strong bond and they are completely Southern too! :)

I loved being a part of this day!! Click the link to see more!
https://jessicalappphotography.com/rob-emilys-backyard-wedding/

Dress: Tiffanys Bridal
Hair: A Beautiful Darling
Florals, Cake: Details- Cakes & Catering
Bridesmaid's Dresses: AZAZIE
Videographer: TP Team Production Inc
Second Photographer: Rhiannon Kathleen Studios
Rob & Emily’s backyard wedding was SO BEAUTIFUL! Can’t wait to show you more 😍

Like the page to see the rest of this wedding soon!

Dress: Tiffanys Bridal
Hair: A Beautiful Darling
Florals: Details- Cakes & Catering
Bridesmaid's Dresses: AZAZIE
Videographer: TP Team Production Inc
Cake: Details- Cakes & Catering
DJ: Steve Stewart
🎀❤️ Hair ❤️ bow ❤️🎀

Contact information, map and directions, contact form, opening hours, services, ratings, photos, videos and announcements from A Beautiful Darling, Meherrin, VA.

Operating as usual

08/31/2021

Maternity Leave here I come! 🤰🏼

My last Wedding was this past weekend. Being 36wks pregnant I’m feeling that extra weight in my lower back, let me tell you! Bending over applying makeup definitely has me glad I deicided to take off the next several months. Although I’m sad to miss out on so many of the Brides that have reached out to me this Fall, I really appreciate you guys being so understanding of my unavailability🤍

I wish you all the best!

Maternity Leave here I come! 🤰🏼

My last Wedding was this past weekend. Being 36wks pregnant I’m feeling that extra weight in my lower back, let me tell you! Bending over applying makeup definitely has me glad I deicided to take off the next several months. Although I’m sad to miss out on so many of the Brides that have reached out to me this Fall, I really appreciate you guys being so understanding of my unavailability🤍

I wish you all the best!

Photos from A Beautiful Darling's post 08/31/2021

Sometimes those simple getting ready photos show the most details ✨ anyone else swoon over a romantic updo and dreamy makeup?

03/10/2021

“There is beauty in simplicity”

2021 is filling up SO FAST! 2021 brides, if you’re still looking for your wedding day glam team, please consider A Beautiful Darling! We would LOVE to make you feel like the queen you are!

Send us a quick message with your wedding date and we can let you know our availability!

“There is beauty in simplicity”

2021 is filling up SO FAST! 2021 brides, if you’re still looking for your wedding day glam team, please consider A Beautiful Darling! We would LOVE to make you feel like the queen you are!

Send us a quick message with your wedding date and we can let you know our availability!

Photos from A Beautiful Darling's post 02/18/2021

Madi ✨

What a privilege to be apart of your special day. You were such a stunning bride!

Thank you for allowing A Beautiful Darling to create the perfect wedding day hair for you!

Photos by the amazing Jess Lapp

Photos from A Beautiful Darling's post 12/15/2020

2021 brides, we still have some available weekends! Contact us thru messenger! And/or comment on this post with your wedding date and we will let you know if we have availability!

Not only do we offer you a trail run before your big day, but your trial run is complementary! Let us pamper you for free while we bring your wedding day look to life!

03/02/2020

We are so excited for our lead hair stylist, Sarah and lead makeup artist, Jess as they are BOTH expecting! And they are due 11 days apart! How crazy is that?!

That being said our wedding year is going to look A LOT different since babies will be here! Both ladies are expecting at the end of June, beginning of July and will be on maternity leave thru September.

We highly recommend Bobbypins Bridal and Allie the Hairapist for your big day!

Much love and thank you all for your support and understanding 💗💙💗💙💗💙💗💙
Jessica Montanye Elder Sarah Warren Calaway

02/10/2020

Can we just take a minute and fall in love with all these curls?! We are pretty obsessed with this bridal updo!

10/19/2019

A little bit obsessed with these lovely ladies and these stunning hair styles ✨✨✨✨✨ It was such a privilege being apart of Abbey’s wedding in Maidens Virginia at Running Mare Venue. Love these kinda Saturdays❤️❤️

09/24/2019

Makeup is finished and all that’s left is the finishing touches on hair! Then this bride will be ready to walk down to her beloved.

09/22/2019

Thank you to the lovely Waverly Estate Event Venue and Bed and Breakfast for allowing us the privilege of being apart of their open house. What a wonderful opportunity and a great afternoon ❤️✨❤️✨

08/05/2019

Our Saturday Wedding Adventures

07/01/2019

Maryland Bride! It was such an honor to be apart of my cousins big day! I loved every minute of it. More pics to come of the bride and bridal party!

06/18/2019

Still obsessed with these bridal portraits and super excited that we can finally post these pictures! This lovely bride tied the knot at the beginning of June. How stunning is she?!?

Photo credit goes to the amazing: Jessica Lapp Photography

05/27/2019

Weddings are one of the sweetest events of all, but they are even sweeter when it’s your brothers wedding and his lovely bride asks you to do her hair. What an honor! ❤️❤️❤️

05/05/2019

Oh Emily! What a stunning bride you were! Your love and passion for the Lord reflected in every detail of your wedding day! Thank you for allowing us the privilege to be apart of you Dream day!
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Photography: Jessica Lapp Photography

03/15/2019

How about those blonde locks and dreamy eyelashes?! ❤️💍❤️ What a stunning bride and handsome groom!

#weddinghair
#weddingmakeup
#bride
#groom
#loveisbeautiful
#longlashes
#blondecurles

03/12/2019

Practice makes perfect! Plus who doesn’t love playing around with makeup?! 🌸

03/04/2019

I woke up today and decided to wear my husbands stained work sweatshirt. I mean honestly what woman doesn’t wear her husbands clothes?? They’re way more comfy and just so cozy. Who cares if we look bulky at least we are comfortable! And that’s the story behind this “look” I went for today. I pulled the orange tones from my sweatshirt. Plus bronze tones make blue eyes POP! Best of both worlds really. Who else likes to dig through their significant others closets and put on whatever you want? 🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️

02/27/2019

Where do you do your makeup when you get ready?! Share a picture with us in the comments! I do mine sitting on my little wicker sofa with my assistant and eyeshadow holder, Ducky ❤️❤️❤️

#makeup
#assistant
#socute

02/20/2019

I’ve got some false lashes headed my way for my 2019 Brides this year! SO EXCITED. They make such a big difference on how your makeup looks. Who doesn’t love bigger bolder eyes?? They truly make your eyes “Pop” So let’s WOW the Grooms this year and keep slaying at life 🖤

[02/20/19]   Waiting for your new makeup palette’s to come in the mail takes some serious patience. And I’m failing at that right now... Who’s been with me on this before?! Come on ladies I know I’m not the only one 😬 *checks tracking status for the 10th time this morning*

01/21/2019

A Beautiful Darling's cover photo

01/19/2019

Check out a sneak peek from today’s Styled Shoot. LOVE.

Also, you guys need to check out this fantastic photographer! We love Jess and her creative eye. A Personal favorite of ours! So if any of you Brides are still searching for a photographer be sure to check her out! I promise you, you won’t regret it!

Today another of my winter ideas was brought to life thanks to some amazing local talent & my beautiful model, Lauren!! ❤️

Thanks to A Beautiful Darling and The Flora Co for bringing beauty to this winter styled shoot!! (Hey brides, you need to book these girls; they're incredible!)
Also I'm on a mission to find all of the most classy spots in Downtown Farmville 😊 I'll be sharing more of this styled shoot soon!

01/19/2019

A Winter Glam look for a Styled Shoot that Jess Lapp with Jessica Lapp Photography hosted this morning! (minus the red lipstick because our bride needed some water before we applied it!) We are SO excited to see the pictures! So much fun!

01/04/2019

As we reflect on 2018 we are so beyond blessed to have had the privilege of being apart of all these wonderful peoples lives! So very thankful for all the love and support we have received over the last year! Here’s to a wonderful new year! 💫⭐️🌟

11/13/2018

One of my favorite shots from the Styled Shoot we were able to be apart of last weekend.

11/04/2018

What a stunning bride you were, Brooke and what privilege it was to be apart of your big day! We wish you many blessings as you start this new season!! Thank you for giving us a glimps into your perfect day as we did hair and makeup! ❤️

B. Rutledge Photography
Sarah Calaway Hair Stylist
Jessica Elder Makup Artist

10/09/2018

Annie, what a stunning bride!

Hair and makeup done by our AMAZING Allison Franklin! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Photography by the one and only Jess Lapp

10/09/2018

How about this beauty?!

Can’t get over these chunky braids and this beautiful blondie❤️❤️

09/20/2018

Obsessed ❤️❤️❤️❤️

07/21/2018

Loving these images from Riley Elder and Isaacs wedding! You can see the love and joy just looking at them. We were so happy to be apart of your big day! Wish you all the very best.

07/21/2018

We love every minute of moments like this.

07/19/2018

London Evening Standard

You guys ❤️❤️

Meet the devoted husband who had make-up lessons to help his wife after she lost her sight. Relationship goals. ❤️️

07/18/2018

Caption this! ❤️❤️

07/14/2018

What a perfect day to head to the mountains and do some wedding hair and makeup!

We are so thrilled to be booking for 2019. Please contact us for pricing, availability or if you have any questions! ❤️

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We are so excited for our lead hair stylist, Sarah and lead makeup artist, Jess as they are BOTH expecting! And they are...
Makeup is finished and all that’s left is the finishing touches on hair! Then this bride will be ready to walk down to h...
Practice makes perfect! Plus who doesn’t love playing around with makeup?! 🌸
I woke up today and decided to wear my husbands stained work sweatshirt. I mean honestly what woman doesn’t wear her hus...
A Winter Glam look for a Styled Shoot that Jess Lapp with Jessica Lapp Photography hosted this morning! (minus the red l...
Who wants to “WOW” the crowd?? Book us today and let’s get started ✨
Valentines Banquet Requires some Glam Makeup this evening 💋 In need of Makeup for any event? Contact us today! We offer ...
Announcing our winner from County Line Vineyard and Venue!

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